Blackjack, since you linked this post to mine I'll go with this.....
I appreciate the Blah....really I do... It moved me to start using my brain and to stay connected to this conversation.
Movember is not just about
PC awareness. It's about
men's awareness for all men's health issues, and that's great. Any way to create more dialogue between men on these issues can't hurt...can it?
Without trying to offend here , I am going to throw out this question. Does Movember bring more awareness to PC or does it water down the message by lumping it into a broader category?
September is Prostate cancer awareness month. Should we be trying to bring more awareness about
that? This past Major league Baseball season the teams wore light blue gear for a weekend. It was to be about
bringing awareness to "Prostate Cancer". The commentating on the games I watched was more about
men's health issues. PC was hardly mentioned.
Now when the players wear pink, it's all about
breast cancer, not women's health. Pink is everywhere Football, baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, golf, ping pong, tiddlywinks, and on and on. That's great! Women are better at that kind of thing and it's not a competition, it's awareness.
My point is ….if you want to bring awareness to PC "specific", start promoting the light blue ribbon. Put it on your Facebook, put it on your car, put on a light blue cap with a light blue ribbon. It's all about
the ribbon and the color. What do you think of when you see a pink ribbon.....that's right you know..... I don't even have to say it.
Push the ribbon, push the color!
Better yet.....grow a beard or shave your beard in November and wear a light blue ribbon.
That's how the pink ribbon worked and I do think that the PC ribbon is gaining ground. When did we ever see a light blue ribbon or the color light blue worn on a baseball field?
Blah... Blah... Blah...is correct. Talking to men hardly works. I think the ribbon might?
Dx 6/3/2016 PSA 3.42 %fPSA 7.6
Bx 6/1/2016 G9 ... 8 of 12 cores positive (70% - 60% - 30% - 30%)
4+5 =G9 (4 cores) 5+4 =G9 (2 cores) 3+4 =G7( (2 cores) PNI..
4/16 ct scan ,Bone scan..neg
Stage T2c NO MO Grade 5
1/17 Docetaxel x4
PSA 8/18 0.02 10/2 0.04
My story PSA 3.5 %fPSA 7.6 abnormal DRE Biopsy or wait?